On Politics: Trump’s Words Are Scrutinized by Candidates in Wake of Shootings

Good Monday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today.


Democratic candidates for president on Sunday reacted strongly to two mass shootings that killed at least 29 people, calling on Congress to act decisively on gun control while denouncing a culture of hatred and white nationalism that some said emanated from the Trump White House.

The gun lobby has structural advantages and a Senate aligned with its stance. But activists have increased financing and grass-roots energy as they pursue their cause. This is how gun control groups are catching up on the N.R.A.

• From Opinion: James Comey, the former F.B.I. director, wrote that President Trump “must stop trying to unleash and exploit the radioactive energy of racism.”

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